Rhode Island Press Association hosts exclusive screening of ‘Storm Lake’
The Rhode Island Press Association will present an exclusive first-time Rhode Island screening of the critically-acclaimed documentary “Storm Lake,” on Thursday, Oct. 12, 7 p.m. at The Gamm Theatre, 1245 Jefferson Blvd., Warwick. There will be a virtual Q&A with members of the production company immediately following the screening.
The critically-acclaimed documentary tells the story of the Storm Lake Times, a small-town biweekly newspaper with a Pulitzer Prize to its credit, and its efforts to thrive amidst the changing and challenging times confronting the journalism industry.
Founded in 1886, the Rhode Island Press Association is a nonprofit organization that promotes the interests of newspapers, magazines and other publications, and advances journalism standards and educational opportunities.
The Gamm Theatre is proud to tell stories that entertain, provoke, and engage seriously with the most important issues of our time. The Gamm further serves the public with educational programming that enriches the cultural and civic life of our community. For more information, visit www.gammtheatre.org.
Here are some of the plaudits the film has received:
“Storm Lake is a must watch to see what it takes to survive in this era and why newspapers are still important even in this internet age.”
“Fascinating! A portrait of American resilience and unity.”
- David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter
“As a former owner and editor of a small paper in Pennsylvania, Storm Lake brought back many memories for me and made some great points about where the industry is now..the film showed my students how passion for keeping a community informed will never grow old.”
- George Giokas, Stony Brook University
“Storm Lake, the film, just knocked me out of my summer doldrums.”
- Des Moines Register